No one seems to know what to expect from Philadelphia Eagles Coach Chip Kelly, whose wide-open offense was a staple at Oregon.
And that includes Michael Vick. As training camp begins, Kelly is holding an open competition for the starting quarterback position Michael Vick has held most of the time since 2010. If it works out that Nick Foles or Matt Barkley or Dennis Dixon or someone else ends up as the starter, Vick, at least for now, says he’s fine with that.
“I’d continue to support this team,” Vick, 33, said (via Philly.com’s Les Bowen). “I’m here for one reason — to help this team win football games . . . by any means necessary, whatever it takes. If I have to watch film with all the quarterbacks, or if I have to coach the quarterbacks one day, that’s what I’ll do. I can do it.”
Just how uncertain is the QB situation? Kelly joked that his depth chart “is written in sand” and said he plans to name a starter before installing the game plan for the opener Sept. 9 against the Washington Redskins. Reporters asked Vick if he believed he’d be the starter when he re-signed with the team.
“I came back to play for Coach Kelly,” he said. “That was it. I’d heard a lot about him, I’d watched Oregon, and I just felt like this was the best opportunity for me, and I chose it. Regardless of what the fate may be, I’m still going to compete, I’m still going to try to be the best quarterback I can be, and I’m still learning every day. I feel like I’ve got a lot left in my tank.”